India’s women cricket captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, celebrates her 34th birthday today. From her early days as a bowler to becoming one of the most trustworthy all-rounders, the journey of the Punjab girl has been a roller coaster ride. After Mithali Raj’s retirement, Harmanpreet took on the leadership responsibility of the Indian women’s cricket team. On this special occasion,
Let’s take a look at Harmanpreet Kaur’s top five knocks across all formats : Here’s Wishing India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur a Very Happy Birthday
171 vs Australia; World Cup semi-final (2017)
Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten 171 off 115 balls helped India reach a worth-fighting total of 288 runs. In reply, Australia fell short of 36 runs, making way for the Indian brigade to book a seat in the final.
143 vs England (2022)
Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian women’s cricketer to receive the ICC Player of the Month award thanks to her unparalleled form in the England tour in September 2022. In the second ODI of the series, the skipper played a massive innings of 143 runs (111 balls) decorated with 18 boundaries and 4 sixes.
107 vs England, World Cup (2013)
Harmanpreet stitched a crucial partnership with KV Jain bringing India back to the game. Individually, the right-handed batter smashed a century scoring 107 runs in 109 deliveries. Her commendable knock included 8 fours and 2 maximums.
52 vs Australia, T20 World Cup Semi-final (2023)
In an important match against Australia, Harmanpreet scored a commendable half-century before an unfortunate run-out led to her fall. Her inning concluded at 52 and India eventually fell just 5 runs short of making their second consecutive appearance in the T20 World Cup final.
46 vs Australia (2016)
Harmanpreet played a blazing 46-run knock in 31 deliveries and helped India win the game with 8 balls left to spare.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s journey as a cricketer has been remarkable. She remodeled her game by turning into a spinner and putting more effort into batting, which led to her rise to fame. She has been exceptional whenever she has taken the field against Australia. In an overseas T20I in Adelaide, Harmanpreet played a blazing 46-run knock and helped India win the game with eight balls left to spare.
Harmanpreet Kaur lives and swears by her idol Virender Sehwag’s mantra of ‘see ball, hit ball.’ She represents the new-age India women’s cricketer, part of a generation that has been at the forefront of taking women’s cricket in India to new heights.
Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian cricketer who serves as the captain of the India Women’s National Cricket Team in all formats. She plays as an all-rounder for the Indian women’s cricket team and was awarded the Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. In November 2018, she became the first woman for India to score a century in a Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) match. In October 2019, during the series against South Africa, she became the first cricketer for India, male or female, to play in 100 international Twenty20 matches.
We wish Harmanpreet Kaur a very happy birthday and hope she continues to inspire and lead the Indian women’s cricket team to greater heights!